60s Little Black Cocktail Dress by Ben Barack

SKU: 00100-001
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Mod styling in a high-quality cocktail dress from the 1960s. Heavy black crepe. Five pavé rhinestone buttons decorate the jewel-neck, short-sleeve, empire bodice. Bust darts. Figure-flattering seaming highlight the slight A-line silhouette. Fully lined. Nylon Scovill back zip. From the Harris estate.

Labels: Ben Barrack New York, 1963-'74 Union label

background, written by our friend Lizzie Bramlett at The Vintage Traveler, courtesy Vintage Fashion Guild (excerpted):
Ben Barrack (1906-1996) owned a mid-priced Seventh Avenue fashion house that specialized in petites. He was a charter member of the New York Dress Institute, which was formed in 1940. His wife, Florence, was the designer at Ben Barrack until 1969.

Fiber/Care: unknown, heavy crepe may be rayon or possibly a wool blend, dry-clean

Condition: a few of the tiny rhinestones have been re-glued and a couple are high-quality replacements

*This dress has been professionally dry-cleaned and is ready to wear.*

Garment Measurements:
 shoulders: 15.5"/39cm
 sleeves: 8"/20cm
 bust: 36"/91.5cm plus darts
 empire waist: 35"
 natural waist: 33.5"/85cm
 hips: 38"/96.5cm
 length: 41"/104cm shoulder to hem

Our items are not newly manufactured "vintage style" pieces. They are true vintage, at least 20 years old. Please read condition report provided above.


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